Pointe Coupee: Woman killed after head-on crash on La 1

LETTSWORTH —- State Police troopers are investigating a deadly crash in Pointe Coupee Parish that left a 36-year-old woman dead.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on La 1 in Lettsworth on Sunday, June 23. That’s between Simmesport and Batchelor in Pointe Coupee Parish and north of La 15.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the driver of a 2009 Ford F-150 was headed southbound on LA 1. At the same time, a 2021 Nissan Sentra, driven by Brittany L. Hughes, 36, of Hornbeck, was driving north on LA 1. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford crossed the centerline and hit Hughes’ car head-on.

Troopers say Hughes was not buckled at the time of the crash and died at the scene. Three children in her vehicle suffered moderate injuries. Officials say none of the children were properly buckled. All three were transported to a hospital.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Ford, who was also unbuckled, was ejected from his truck. He was airlifted to a hospital.

Troopers suspect impairment on his part. Standard toxicology samples will be taken and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

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